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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014
Sept.
2013
Sept.
2014

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,331 21,099 19,102 18,842 2,229 2,257

Civilian labor force

10,933 10,839 9,500 9,355 1,432 1,483

Participation rate

51.3 51.4 49.7 49.7 64.3 65.7

Employed

10,225 10,327 8,900 8,960 1,325 1,367

Employment-population ratio

47.9 48.9 46.6 47.6 59.4 60.6

Unemployed

708 511 600 395 108 117

Unemployment rate

6.5 4.7 6.3 4.2 7.5 7.9

Not in labor force

10,398 10,260 9,602 9,487 797 774

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,024 3,284 2,388 2,587 637 697

Civilian labor force

2,419 2,573 1,961 2,086 458 488

Participation rate

80.0 78.4 82.1 80.6 72.0 69.9

Employed

2,175 2,414 1,770 1,975 405 439

Employment-population ratio

71.9 73.5 74.1 76.3 63.6 63.0

Unemployed

244 159 191 111 53 49

Unemployment rate

10.1 6.2 9.7 5.3 11.6 10.0

Not in labor force

605 711 427 501 178 210

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,040 3,244 2,535 2,630 505 614

Civilian labor force

2,584 2,732 2,192 2,229 393 503

Participation rate

85.0 84.2 86.5 84.7 77.7 81.9

Employed

2,442 2,645 2,067 2,177 376 468

Employment-population ratio

80.3 81.5 81.5 82.7 74.3 76.3

Unemployed

142 87 125 53 17 34

Unemployment rate

5.5 3.2 5.7 2.4 4.3 6.9

Not in labor force

456 512 343 401 113 111

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,717 9,283 9,347 8,934 370 349

Civilian labor force

2,836 2,635 2,725 2,539 111 96

Participation rate

29.2 28.4 29.2 28.4 29.9 27.6

Employed

2,680 2,518 2,576 2,426 105 92

Employment-population ratio

27.6 27.1 27.6 27.2 28.3 26.4

Unemployed

155 118 149 113 6 4

Unemployment rate

5.5 4.5 5.5 4.5 5.5 4.5

Not in labor force

6,881 6,648 6,622 6,395 259 253

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,550 5,288 4,833 4,691 717 597

Civilian labor force

3,094 2,899 2,623 2,502 471 397

Participation rate

55.8 54.8 54.3 53.3 65.7 66.5

Employed

2,928 2,751 2,488 2,383 440 368

Employment-population ratio

52.8 52.0 51.5 50.8 61.3 61.6

Unemployed

166 148 135 118 31 29

Unemployment rate

5.4 5.1 5.1 4.7 6.6 7.4

Not in labor force

2,456 2,389 2,209 2,189 246 200

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

215,886 218,339 95,202 96,601 120,685 121,738

Civilian labor force

142,644 143,186 72,266 72,708 70,378 70,477

Participation rate

66.1 65.6 75.9 75.3 58.3 57.9

Employed

132,907 135,071 67,109 68,686 65,798 66,386

Employment-population ratio

61.6 61.9 70.5 71.1 54.5 54.5

Unemployed

9,738 8,114 5,157 4,023 4,581 4,092

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.7 7.1 5.5 6.5 5.8

Not in labor force

73,242 75,154 22,936 23,893 50,306 51,261

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period. Beginning with data for January 2014, estimates for veterans incorporate updated weighting procedures.

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Last Modified Date: October 03, 2014
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